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HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 1839 to 1969

COMING AS A RECORDED SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

The seminar will focus on the historical developments, trends, styles, and movements that have shaped our understanding of photography from 1839 to 1969. Topics to be discussed include science, colonialism, portraiture, pictorialism, modernity, movement, war, Dada, Surrealism, the cold war, social change, Pop Art and street photography.

We will look out how photography informs our knowledge of history and talk about  how the photograph as a documentary tool and a form of objective truth has been questioned and re-envisioned.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching one film or TV episode prior to each class!

TOPICS:

Week 1: Origins of Photography, Science & Colonialism

Week 2: Early Portraiture & Pictorialism

Week 3: Modernity & Movement

Week 4: Early War Photography, Dada & Surrealism

Week 5: WWII, The Cold War & Social Change

Week 6: Pop Art & Street Photography

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and to inquire about when the seminar will be online.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

HISTORY OF PHOTOGRAPHY: 1970 to 2020

COMING AS A RECORDED SEMINAR IN FALL 2020!

The seminar will investigate the vast array of styles, artistic practices, and movements in the medium from 1970 to the present. We will examine how the photograph has been positioned as a documentary tool and a form of objective truth. We will look at how this approach has been questioned and re-envisioned.

We will explore the question of how our relationship with the photograph has changed given digital technology, and whether or not this technological influence has affected our attitudes towards the photograph.

This lecture & discussion non-credit seminar will take place online via Adobe Connect or Zoom.

Small enough to be completely participatory: 3 to 6 students per seminar.

Your only homework is watching one film or TV episode prior to each class!

TOPICS:

March 6: Conceptual Photography

March 13: Appropriation & Postmodernism

March 20: Race, Gender, Sexuality & Culture

March 27: Photojournalism & Documentary Photography

April 3: Landscape, Environmentalism & Globalisation

April 10: Digital Photography

Each class is 2 hours, once a week. Saturday afternoons, 12:30 to 2:30 pm (EST)

$250 for 6 week course. $45 per class drop in fee

Slide lists and optional readings are provided.

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

By signing up for this seminar, you agree to the following terms and conditions.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

Photo credit: Mike McGlothlen

VAMPIRES TO ZOMBIES: THE SUPERNATURAL IN ART, FILM & TV

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR IN JANUARY 2021!

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An affordable online seminar about supernatural creatures in film, television and art from 2000 to the present.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

Your only homework is watching one television episode and one film prior to each class!  

TOPICS:

Week 1: Vampires 

Week 2: Werewolves

Week 3: Ghosts 

Week 4: Demons

Week 5: Witches

Week 6: Zombies 

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

FEMINISM & POPULAR CULTURE

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR IN JANUARY 2021!

How have feminisms both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture? What is feminist popular culture? What could it be?

 This seminar will examine representations of women and gender identities in popular culture through the lens of feminism. We will look at how feminists have both critiqued and transformed mainstream popular culture.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Feminism & Film 

Week 2: Feminism & TV 

Week 3: Feminism, Comics & Graphic Novels 

Week 4: Feminism & Music 

Week 5: Feminism & Video Games 

Week 6: Feminism & Supernatural Creatures 

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

FEMINISM & FILM

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR IN SPRING 2021!

An affordable online seminar about feminism and film from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury feature length films.

Through an analysis of drama, romantic comedy, science fiction, animation, horror and crime/suspense films, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on films with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Drama

Week 2: Romantic Comedy

Week 3: Science Fiction

Week 4: Animation

Week 5: Horror

Week 6: Crime & Suspense

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

19th CENTURY ART

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR IN SPRING 2021!

The seminar will focus on the historical developments, trends, styles, and movements of 19thcentury European and North American art.

Art movements to be discussed include Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Realism, The Pre-Raphaelites, Orientalism, Colonialism, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism,The Arts & Crafts Movement, Victorian interior design and photography. The course will examine key artworks that elucidate prevailing issues and themes in relation to various historical periods, specific artists, art movements, and social, economic, philosophical, and political contexts

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Neoclassicism & Romanticism

Week 2: Realism & The Pre-Raphaelites

Week 3: Orientalism & Colonialism

Week 4: Impressionism & Post-Impressionism

Week 5: The Arts and Crafts Movement & Victorian Interior Design

Week 6: Photography

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

Photo credits: John Everett Millais, Vincent Van Gogh, Caspar Friedrich, Gustave Courbet, William Morris & Claude Monet

HISTORY OF FURNITURE

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR IN SUMMER 2021!

This seminar will explore the history of furniture and interior design from Ancient Egypt to the present day.

We will cover major furniture styles and interior design from the classical to the contemporary in Europe and North America; the relationship of art, architecture and the decorative arts to historical furniture and interior design styles; and social, political and economic forces that influenced the periods of interior design and furniture styles.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

Topics:

Week 1: Egyptian to Renaissance Furniture

Week 2: Baroque & 18th Century Furniture

Week 3: 19th Century Furniture

Week 4: Early 20th Century Furniture

Week 5: Mid-century Modern Furniture

Week 6: Contemporary Furniture

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

MORE FEMINISM & FILM

COMING AS A RECORDED SEMINAR IN SUMMER 2021!

Affordable online seminar about feminism and film from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury feature length films.

Through an analysis of drama, romantic comedy, science fiction, animation, horror and crime/suspense films, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on films with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Comedy with Suicide Kale (2016)

Week 2:Musicals with Anna and the Apocalypse (2017)

Week 3: Action & Adventure with Mad Max: Fury Road (2015)

Week 4 :Documentaries with The Red Pill (2016)

Week 5: Superheroes with Captain Marvel (2019)

Week 6: Fantasy with The Love Witch (2016)

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.5Braw%5D%3Cform%20action%3D%22https%3A//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr%22%20method%3D%22post%22%20target%3D%22_top%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22cmd%22%20value%3D%22_s-xclick%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22hosted_button_id%22%20value%3D%22SQ5DNBBR3S9CY%22%3E%0A%3Ctable%3E%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22on0%22%20value%3D%22Register%22%3ERegister%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cselect%20name%3D%22os0%22%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Seminar%22%3E6%20Week%20Seminar%20%24200.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%22%3E1%20Class%20%2435.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Limited%20Income%22%3E6%20Week%20Limited%20Income%20%24150.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%20Limited%20Income%22%3E1%20Class%20Limited%20Income%20%2425.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%3C/select%3E%20%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22currency_code%22%20value%3D%22CAD%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22image%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif%22%20border%3D%220%22%20name%3D%22submit%22%20alt%3D%22PayPal%20-%20The%20safer%2C%20easier%20way%20to%20pay%20online%21%22%3E%0A%3Cimg%20alt%3D%22%22%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif%22%20width%3D%221%22%20height%3D%221%22%3E%0A%0A%3C/form%3E%5B/raw%5D

FEMINISM & TV

COMING AS A RECORDED ONLINE SEMINAR FALL 2021!

Affordable online seminar about feminism and television from 2000 to the present. This course will examine how gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are represented in 21stcentury television shows.

Through an analysis of drama, comedy, reality TV, animation, horror and fantasy, we will discuss the similarities and differences of how tropes about gender, sexuality, ability, race, ethnicity, class, and status are constructed and represented across various genres. We will focus on TV series with female, women identified, non-binary, and trans protagonists.

Optional readings are provided and there are no assignments. Each individual class is 45 minutes in duration.

TOPICS:

Jan. 17: Drama

Jan. 24: Comedy

Jan. 31: Reality TV

Feb. 7: Animation

Feb. 14: Horror

Feb. 21: Fantasy

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.

THEMES IN CANADIAN ART

COMING AS A RECORDED SEMINAR IN FALL 2021!

This seminar examines themes in Canadian art from 1900 to 2015 including landscape, abstraction, figuration, identity, Canadian content: film and TV, and indigenous art.

We will look at variety of media such as painting, drawing, photography, sculpture & installation, video art, performance art, animation, film, television, documentary and more.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Landscape 

Week 2: Abstraction

Week 3: Figuration

Week 4: Identity

Week 5: Canadian Content: Film & TV

Week 6: Indigenous Art

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.5Braw%5D%3Cform%20action%3D%22https%3A//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr%22%20method%3D%22post%22%20target%3D%22_top%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22cmd%22%20value%3D%22_s-xclick%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22hosted_button_id%22%20value%3D%22SQ5DNBBR3S9CY%22%3E%0A%3Ctable%3E%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22on0%22%20value%3D%22Register%22%3ERegister%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cselect%20name%3D%22os0%22%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Seminar%22%3E6%20Week%20Seminar%20%24200.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%22%3E1%20Class%20%2435.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Limited%20Income%22%3E6%20Week%20Limited%20Income%20%24150.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%20Limited%20Income%22%3E1%20Class%20Limited%20Income%20%2425.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%3C/select%3E%20%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22currency_code%22%20value%3D%22CAD%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22image%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif%22%20border%3D%220%22%20name%3D%22submit%22%20alt%3D%22PayPal%20-%20The%20safer%2C%20easier%20way%20to%20pay%20online%21%22%3E%0A%3Cimg%20alt%3D%22%22%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif%22%20width%3D%221%22%20height%3D%221%22%3E%0A%0A%3C/form%3E%5B/raw%5D

CONTEMPORARY CANADIAN ART

COMING AS A RECORDED SEMINAR IN FALL 2021!

This seminar examines contemporary Canadian art from 2000-2015 through a variety of media: painting, photography, sculpture & installation, video art, performance art, animation and documentary.

TOPICS:

Week 1: Painting

Week 2: Photography

Week 3: Sculpture & Installation

Week 4: Video Art

Week 5: Performance Art

Week 6: NFB Animation & Documentary

Email kristen@kh1art.ca for a course syllabus and inquire about when the seminar will be online.

Dr. Kristen Hutchinson is an art historian, visual artist, curator, and art consultant. She received her PhD in the History of Art from University College London in 2007. Kristen has taught art history, feminism, and popular culture courses at universities and colleges in Canada, the US, and the UK. She is currently writing a non-fiction book about supernatural creatures in contemporary art, film and television.5Braw%5D%3Cform%20action%3D%22https%3A//www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr%22%20method%3D%22post%22%20target%3D%22_top%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22cmd%22%20value%3D%22_s-xclick%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22hosted_button_id%22%20value%3D%22SQ5DNBBR3S9CY%22%3E%0A%3Ctable%3E%0A%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22on0%22%20value%3D%22Register%22%3ERegister%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%3Ctr%3E%3Ctd%3E%3Cselect%20name%3D%22os0%22%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Seminar%22%3E6%20Week%20Seminar%20%24200.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%22%3E1%20Class%20%2435.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%226%20Week%20Limited%20Income%22%3E6%20Week%20Limited%20Income%20%24150.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%09%3Coption%20value%3D%221%20Class%20Limited%20Income%22%3E1%20Class%20Limited%20Income%20%2425.00%20CAD%3C/option%3E%0A%3C/select%3E%20%3C/td%3E%3C/tr%3E%0A%3C/table%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22hidden%22%20name%3D%22currency_code%22%20value%3D%22CAD%22%3E%0A%3Cinput%20type%3D%22image%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/btn/btn_buynowCC_LG.gif%22%20border%3D%220%22%20name%3D%22submit%22%20alt%3D%22PayPal%20-%20The%20safer%2C%20easier%20way%20to%20pay%20online%21%22%3E%0A%3Cimg%20alt%3D%22%22%20border%3D%220%22%20src%3D%22https%3A//www.paypalobjects.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif%22%20width%3D%221%22%20height%3D%221%22%3E%0A%0A%3C/form%3E%5B/raw%5D

 

 

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